Saturday, 19 December 2009

Grandpa, we love you...

Here is my sister and me in dresses handmade by our Mum with our Grandpa when we were little in the 80's - this picture makes me very happy, and is how I best like to remember him :)

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Note cards!

In the time leading up to Christmas this year I have been trying to come up with different and original handmade presents to give to friends and family.

There have been so many amazing links to free crafting tutorials and downloads from some very generous people and one of my favourites by far is Yasmine Surovec from A Print A Day.

This lady is super talented and generous with her work, and she has produced some lovely Christmas themed downloads which are available on her blog, amongst many other beautiful themed notecards and tags etc, definately check her out!

So - I took one of her lovely Matryoshka calendar images (available here) and altered it slightly in Adobe Illustrator and made it into a set of note cards as one of my gifts, and I for one would be so pleased to receive a set of these from someone, I hope the receipient is as smitten with them as I am!

Thanks again to the lovely Yasmine!

Monday, 14 December 2009

Pretty Christmas card!

Isn't this a lovely Christmas card from my old school friend Liv!?

She's a talented lady, I am a big fan of the handmade Christmas card and I think this is one of my favourites :-)

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Ribbons Galore

Well, £20 worth anyway (argh!!! Mini heart attack!) of beautiful ribbons from the famous ribbon shop VV Rouleaux in Sloane Square!

Christmas ribbon, present ribbon, Velvet Ribbon, sequins, Ric-Rac and even 'just for the hell of it' ribbon - you name it, they have got it.

I had to steer myself away from the pom-pom ribbon in bright pink - it was far too frivolous for a Wednesday lunchtime!

A very talented young lady

My lovely assistant Anwen is one heck of a talented young lady, not only is she the fastest knitter I know but she is also able to knit the most amazing designs pretty much just from her imagination and memory (something I am unable to do without following charts and ticking off the rows as I go!)

Here is her current project, a Star Wars jumper for a baby boy - how cool is this little fella going to look?! He'll be the envy of all his peers!

And here is a picture of the lady herself - hiding behind one of her other beautiful creations ;-)

Friday, 4 December 2009


Miss Sanchizzzz - as a beautiful flower!